Category: Processes

What are the Differences Between Hole Punching, Notching and Drilling?

When plate and sheet is formed at the mill, it is usually just beginning its fabrication journey.

What is Quenching?

Heat treatment is a popular way to alter the mechanical properties of certain metals.

What Aluminum Alloys Can Be Anodized?

While most grades of aluminum have adequate appearance and corrosion resistance in many instances, it is sometimes required to increase these properties further.

What Type of Welding Is Used for Aluminum?

Welding aluminum requires different welding techniques, different shielding gases, different specifications, and different pre-weld and post-weld processing than welding steel.

The Difference Between Flame Cutting, Plasma Cutting and Waterjet Cutting

When you need metal cut-to-size, there are a variety of cutting processes to choose from.

What Is Normalizing?

It is important that the material used for any project possesses the correct mechanical properties for the specific application.

What is Galvalume?

Protecting steel from oxidation is a must for many projects.

What is Tempering?

Tempering is a heat treatment process that alters the mechanical properties (typically ductility and hardness) and relieves internal stresses of a steel.